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9 Days Historic Tour, Meditation, and Yoga Retreat India

  • New Delhi - Agra - Rishikesh

Amazing India Yoga Retreat and Tour

Join this retreat to enjoy yoga and meditation. Also, you will enjoy visits to the sacred temples in Rishikesh, prayer ceremony on Ganges river, experience the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort and see the historic sites in New Delhi. There will be other places to visit during this retreat to know and learn India with yoga and meditation. It's time to enjoy an amazing yoga and meditation journey to India!


  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Taj Mahal and sacred temples excursion
  • Prayer ceremony on Ganges River
  • 8 nights' accommodation
  • Airport & train transfer
  • 7 days with instruction
  • English
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You will stay at Aero City and Country club in New Delhi and the tranquil Rainforest House in Rishikesh. All accomodations are in a twin room sharing basis in all locations.

The style of yoga that will be practiced is beginner Hatha yoga and the duration of the classes (which are optional) will be 60 minutes. Members who are participating in the yoga retreat need not have any prior yoga practice as the classes are beginner level and they can also join the meditation walks as an option.


  • Day 1: Arrival in New Delhi
  • Day 2: Sight seeing in New Delhi and visit India Gate, President House, Qutub Minar, and Lotus Temple
  • Day 3: Depart for Agra, visit Taj Mahal, Agra Fort
  • Day 4: Depart for Rishikesh, meditation and Aarti at Ganges River
  • Day 5: Visit Sivananda ashram, divine life society, and local temples
  • Day 6: Ayurvedic consultation and massage
  • Day 7: Visit Shiva temple in Neelkanth
  • Day 8: Depart for Delhi, lunch at New Delhi
  • Day 9: Depart for USA/Europe/Mexico

Sample daily schedule

  • 06:30 Wake up
  • 07:00-08:00 Yoga / meditation class / walking meditation
  • 08:00-09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00-13:00 Sightseeing / temple visits
  • 13:00-14:30 Lunch
  • 14:30-17:00 Sightseeing / Ayurvedic massage
  • 17:00 Evening tea
  • 18:00-19:00 Evening meditation at Ganges River
  • 19:30-20:30 Dinner
  • 20:30 Self study / rest
  • Lotus Temple
  • Sivananda Ashram
  • Qutub Minar
  • Acharya Tej

    Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200, RYT 500 (Yoga)

    Acharya Tej has compiled the authentic teachings of yoga as practiced in India. Acharya Tej has been studying and practicing yoga for more than 25 years and received his training with the Sivananda yoga tradition in Rishikesh and Uttarkashi, India. He has served on the Yoga Alliance Advisory Committee for Best Practices of Yoga Schools. Acharya Tej formed the Namah Shivaya yoga teacher training in 2008, combining the authentic practices of Hatha yoga and the school has graduated more than 700 students in the US, India, and Mexico.

  • Acharya Aya Manabe

    Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200, RYT 500 (Yoga)

    Acharya Aya Manabe is the lead trainer and director of Namah Shivaya teacher training in India and Japan. She was initiated to yogic path through Sivananda yoga tradition in California and completed her 200 and 500-hour teacher training certification in 2012. She is a Yoga Alliance registered teacher (E-RYT 200 and RYT 500) and also certified Prenatal yoga teacher. Aya has a lot of international teaching experience in different countries including US, Vietnam, India, and Japan.

The retreat will take place in Rishikesh, Agra, and New Delhi, India.

Meals and tips are not included in the price, so you will need to choose your own meals. All hotels offer delicious international cuisines and you can choose from a menu of Indian, American and Chinese dishes prepared by the fine chefs.

You can enjoy fresh juices, a large variety of south Indian dishes like dosa, uttapam, vada and idli along with sumptuous coconut chutney and sambhar. North Indian cuisine offers vegan and non vegan curries, biryani, naan breads and a variety of salads and delicious desserts. For the vegan palate, there are a variety of choices like vegan vegetable dishes in both north and south Indian options.

Ayurvedic body massage uses herbal oils given by professional Ayurvedic therapists which help remove toxins from the body and help balance the doshas. Ayurvedic consultation is also available with a certified Ayurvedic practitioner. Costs for massage and consultation are not included in the price and will have to be paid by the individual based on the treatment.

  • 8 nights' accommodation
  • Airport and train transfers
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Guides
  • Sightseeing in New Delhi, Agra and Rishikesh
  • Air ticket to India
  • Ayurvedic massage and consultation
  • Meals during stay in hotels and during travel

Arrival by airplane

Book your flight to arrive at New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). Namah Shivaya will arrange airport transfer to the hotel and all arrangements for stay. Namah Shivaya will also arrange airport transfer for departure at the end of the retreat.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.


  • Review by Rose Reveley
    10 out of 10

    "I initially wanted to take this course to deepen my practice. The knowledge I have gained in the past 30 days has helped me to heal many wounds, it has in fact transformed me. Because of this transformation, I see my future in a different way. I am excited about the endless possibilities and what the Universe has designed for me. You have shown me how to have a spiritual practice. Thank you for this eternal gift!"

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  • Review by Lynn Woodard
    10 out of 10

    "I chose Namah Shivaya teacher training school because of the strong spiritual aspect of the program and Tej’s energy, deep wisdom, and flexibility in allowing each student to follow his or her own spiritual path while proviiding sage guidance along the way. I fully opened myself to the teachings presented and the journey has been life changing. I have found peace and a connection with the universe that has eluded me for years. I highly recommend this course for anyone that wants to teach yoga or simply deepen their practice and connection with source."

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  • Review by Michelle Shanti
    10 out of 10

    "I feel incredibly blessed to have earned my yoga training through Namah Shivaya. The intuitive nature and deep understanding of all things yoga, made it a joy to learn and grow through their program. Too often in life we detour from our paths and our direction becomes uncertain. Under Tej and Sheri’s guidance and complete immersion into the 200 hour intensive, I feel that I am finally back on my “true” path."

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  • Review by Candace Davis
    10 out of 10

    "I am enormously grateful that the universe allowed for me to meet Tej and become a student of Namah Shivaya! Since the beginning of my training life has brought me more joy and spiritual fulfillment than I ever could have imagined. It has been a journey toward realizing individual purpose and unification with the cosmic consciousness. The course is vastly transformative and has helped me become aligned with the natural order of the universe and embracing the path of least resistance. This course teaches self-discipline as a physical, mental, and spiritual practice. I am excited to continue the work of spreading yoga to those who are willing to learn and would recommend this training to anyone who loves yoga!"

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  • Review by Bryan Zatopek
    10 out of 10

    "Tej lives and breathes every nuance of the lifestyle, he is vastly knowledgeable about its rich history, philosophies and traditions, and is absolutely passionate about sharing every detail. Without question, you will be expertly prepared to lead your own asana practice, market yourself, open your own studio, and all of the other commercialization of the business of yoga, but few others can prepare you to teach yoga through your every thought, word, and action. If you’re looking to indulge in an authentic yoga training, Namah Shivaya is the program for you."

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  • Review by Dan Havrilak
    10 out of 10

    "Everyone in my Namah Shivaya yoga training class was ready to teach yoga at the end of the course. Tej and the staff are a great resource as we learned how to teach a variety of classes from gentle yoga to vinyasa flow. I am pleased to have improved my technique in postures, and the ability to have a complete yoga practice at home. I learned how to help people (and myself) stay fit, concentrate better, relax through meditation, and develop better habits. I highly recommend the certified teachers training to better yourself, and to be able to teach a variety of yoga classes."

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  • Review by Brittany Stroud
    10 out of 10

    "Being immersed in the teachings of Namah Shivaya during the past month has been nothing short of blissful. Tej has a beautiful way of educating students in the ancient science of asanas, meditation techniques, healthy lifestyle choices and simply the art of bettering oneself. He has planted seeds which continue to grow in both my personal practice and my relationship with the world. I knew little about yoga, especially the spiritual side, when I enrolled in the intensive course. But I leave feeling confident in my abilities and an inner peace within my Soul. I have a firm understanding of the person I am meant to be."

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  • Review by Lydia Mackay
    10 out of 10

    "When you walk into the Namah Shivaya yoga studio, you realize that you are exactly where you are meant to be. Tej provides a safe space filled with friendship, growth, enlightenment, peace, and love. Admittedly, any grand new endeavor (like a training program) where you invest your time, your money, and all of yourself, can be a little scary, but this program erases fear. You will learn things about yourself and the world around you that you either didn’t know were there, or you’ve forgotten. I’m so grateful for, and to, Namah Shivaya."

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  • Review by Kevin Lewis from Dallas, Texas, USA
    10 out of 10

    "With a subject as extensive as yoga, a student needs a teacher who can spark a fire for knowledge and give them a solid foundation for a lifetime (or lifetimes) of continuing education. Tej is a walking encyclopedia of knowledge and Sheri’s passion for yoga is infectious. They practice a yogic lifestyle 24 hours a day, and best of all they’re fantastic people with the student’s best interests at heart. I’ll never forget my experience with them and hope to continue my relationship with Tej and Sheri for a long time. I highly recommend their program for those who just want to learn more about this amazing subject."

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  • Review by Paige Mayeux
    10 out of 10

    "The Namah Shivaya experience was a mind-opening journey. The wisdom and energy of Tej and his stellar teaching staff was incomparable. Experiences included yoga classes on the shores of White Rock Lake, meditation practices and philosophy classes that were truly awe inspiring. I joined hoping to strengthen my asana practice and left empowered with a much greater understanding of the many facets of yoga, and the spiritual impact that living like a true yogi can have on one’s life. The yoga training at Namah Shivaya was priceless, how can one put a price tag on the invaluable concept of a healthy mind, body, and spirit?"

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